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Professor S John Lyon

Professor of Practice

Research Interests

John combines his entrepreneurial activities with an interest in entrepreneurship research, specialising in entrepreneurial failure and its effects on entrepreneurs' subsequent behaviours

Teaching in 2021-2022

Executive MBA
  • IB9C30: Entrepreneurship & NVC
Executive MBA (London)
  • IB9B6R: Entrepreneurial Finance - San Francisco
  • IB9KXL: Entrepreneurship & NVC
Full Time MBA
  • IB9QLF: Entrepreneurial Finance
  • IB9QBF: Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation
  • IB2680: Entrepreneurial Finance and Venture Capital

Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Email:  /  Tel: 024 765 24460  /  Room: 3.228


Initially trained as a Clinical Biochemist, then as a Chartered Accountant (PriceWaterhouseCoopers). John is a Fellow of the ICAEW, a Chartered Fellow of the Securities Institute, a Fellow of the Institute of Clinical Research, a Fellow of the Institute of Directors, a Chartered Scientist and Chartered Director. He was awarded the northern entrepreneur of the year award for science and technology in 2005 sponsored by Ernst and Young. John has held non-executive and chairman appointments spanning over 25 years as both a venture capitalist and a personal investor.


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